El Paso County Republicans want more access to state politicians

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Wendy Miller said she knows first-hand how small businesses can get steamrolled at the Colorado Capitol by bigger businesses with high-paid lobbyists who have lawmakers' ears.

"We saved 20 companies from...

Downtown Colorado Springs planning document gets an update

By: rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com

Imagine Downtown, a nearly decade-old development blueprint for downtown Colorado Springs, is getting a $300,000 update.

The goal: Take the existing Imagine Downtown plan and fine-tune it to reflect today's...

Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage may not fly at Denver airport

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — The Denver City Council has stalled a lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company's reputation as a same-sex marriage opponent.

The Denver Post reports...

Suthers: Needs of long overdue project mean Colorado Springs city employees won't get raises

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

Forget the pay raises, building repairs and instant replacement of workers leaving the City of Colorado Springs.

Such items won't find a spot in next year's city budget if Mayor John Suthers has his...

Colorado Springs Utilities rates will increase less than expected

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

Colorado Springs residents might see a 1 percent utilities rate increase starting Jan. 1, a tiny increment compared with price hikes in recent years. Rates for commercial and industrial customers of Colorado...

State request for proof of stormwater basins' compliance could set tricky precedent

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

Months after the state Legislature declared a network of El Paso County debris basins legal, state engineers have sent letters to El Paso County agencies requiring proof, a move that could set dangerous precedent...

Colorado Springs man named to state transportation commission

By: STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com

Colorado Springs resident Nolan Schriner was selected to serve El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller counties on the state's Transportation Commission, the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday.


City of Aurora drops Gaylord hotel appeal

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - The City of Aurora has dropped its appeal of a court ruling that some city tax incentives offered to a hotel development proposed near Denver International Airport violated the state's tax laws.